During the month of March 2019 at the Medilodge of Yale, our residents will be participating in March is Reading Month with Peck Community Schools. We will be reading The BFG (short for The Big Friendly Giant) which is a 1982 children’s book written by British novelist Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
It is an expansion of a short story from Dahl’s 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World. The book is dedicated to Dahl’s late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at the age of seven in 1962. As of 2009, the novel has sold 37 million copies in UK editions alone, with more than 1 million copies sold around the world every year.
A theatrical live-action adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg was released in 2016. Check out the March 2019 Activities Calendar to follow along with the residents. We will be ending our reading by showing the 2016 film.